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Zelensky says he plans to meet Xi Jinping on China’s peace plan

Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr said he plans to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to follow up on Beijing’s proposal to end the ongoing war.

In a 12-point document issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on Friday, as the war has dragged on for a year, China said dialogue and negotiation were the only viable solutions to the Ukraine crisis, adding that it “will continue to play a constructive role.” in this case.”

The newspaper called for the resumption of peace talks between the two warring countries, ending unilateral sanctions and stressing its opposition to the use of nuclear weapons.

“All countries should support Russia and Ukraine to work in the same direction and resume direct dialogue as soon as possible to defuse the situation and finally achieve a comprehensive ceasefire gradually,” he added.

In response, Zelenskyy said China’s offer signaled that it was engaged in the search for peace.
“I really want to believe that China will not supply arms to Russia,” the president said.
He thought it was great that China started talking about Ukraine, saying it was “perfect.” But the question remains what is behind these words? What deeds will follow? Reports Ukrainska Pravda.
The President also responded positively to the People’s Republic of China’s respect for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

In general, according to the President, China’s so-called “peace plan” includes respect for international territorial law and “some matters related to security” already makes cooperation with China possible.
“Our job is to bring everyone together to isolate someone,” he added.

Meanwhile, Russia welcomed the proposal, saying, “we share Beijing’s view.”
Earlier this week, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Beijing was considering supplying Russia with arms and ammunition, a claim Beijing vehemently denies. US media reported again on Friday that the Chinese government was considering sending drones and artillery shells to Moscow.

When asked about China’s plans, US President Joe Biden told ABC News on Friday: “(Russian President Vladimir) Putin compliments him, so how can he be good?
“I see nothing in the plan to suggest anything that will benefit anyone other than Russia.

The developments follow Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Moscow on Wednesday, where he met President Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

After the talks, Wang was quoted by China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency as saying Beijing was ready to “deepen political confidence” and strengthen “strategic coordination” with Moscow.

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